BNP Paribas expresses its deepest condolences to the victims of the gas explosion disaster in Kaohsiung that took place on 1 August 2014. It announced today that it will donate NTD1 million to the Taiwan Red Cross to support the relief efforts.
In addition, BNP Paribas has collected a total of NTD734,980 donations from its employees in Taiwan, which will also be donated to the Taiwan Red Cross for the relief work.
BNP Paribas’ Head of Country for Taiwan Olivier Rousselet said: “We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those who were injured or lost their loved ones in this disaster. We hope the donation can contribute to helping the victims and their families to recover from the pain of the tragedy at the earliest.”
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BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.
About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific
With more than 8,500 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas is strongly rooted in Asia Pacific with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. BNP Paribas is constantly expanding its footprints in this region to provide its clients with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. Beyond Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is accompanying them wherever they operate thanks to its international network and diverse business.
* Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions divisions (excluding partnerships)